St. Agnes Carnival, Louisville’s second largest Catholic picnic, takes place this weekend
July 19, 2017 - Picnic Time
For a initial time in several years, a St. Agnes Carnival does not have to contest with Forecastle Festival, and organizers are anticipating that means an even incomparable audience this weekend. St. Agnes is a second largest Catholic cruise in Louisville, second usually to St. Joe’s, and in terms of only church picnics, it’s a largest.
“We are awaiting a really vast throng this year,” says co-chair Amy Hall. “The fact that we don’t have to contest with Forecastle really allows some-more people to attend. The continue looks good in terms of sleet holding off — it will be hot, though we will have copiousness of H2O available. We also have indoor dining and a vast party tent that give indoor and lonesome options.”
The 23rd annual cruise facilities a important lineup of internal musicians (listed below), fair rides, gambling tents, qualification beer, hole-in-one and raffle competitions, and dozens of cake travel booths where we can win anything from plants to cookies to a hulk pressed dolphin.
It’s a largest fundraiser for a St. Agnes Parish in a Highlands, with 90 percent of a increase going toward bishopric support and collateral projects, and a other 10 percent used to account overdo programs.
One prominence value mentioning is Saturday’s opening of a rope Bleu Phonque, that is fronted by Louisville local Johnny Edwards, who has led other bands like Foreigner, Buster Brown, King Kobra and others.
Hall says it’s tough to put a quantifiable series on a volume of formulation that goes into a carnival, though everybody concerned gives many hours of time and talent to lift it off.
“The drift organisation has been on site roughly any day for a past week or dual already, and we are gearing adult for nightly work on a grounds,” she says. “So many things get finished in a brief volume of time in terms of setup that infrequently we forget a genuine sorcery behind a carnival.”
Hall’s favorite partial of St. Agnes is saying a initial chairman travel by a embankment on Friday.
“I consider behind by all a planning, meetings and tough work and know, during that moment, it was all worth it,” says Hall. “I consider a best thing about a carnival, however, is that among all of a sparkling elements that make adult a festival, a passion for village can be seen and felt via a whole weekend.”
The St. Agnes Carnival takes place on a drift of St. Agnes — 1920 Newburg Road — on Jul 21-22. Admission is free, and a fest runs from 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. any day.
Live Music Lineup:
Friday, Jul 21
- The Pranksters — 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Johnny Doughnut Experience — 8-10 p.m.
- Turn 3 — 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Jul 22
- The Vinyl Kings — 5-7 p.m.
- Bleu Phonque with Johnny Edwards — 7:30-9:30 p.m.
- Doc Rock The Test Tubes — 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.